How to succeed at the confirmer stage of revalidation
Sarah Alexander has acted as confirmer for three nurses during the revalidation process. Here she explains what confirmers are looking for - and what the role entails for the confirmer
What is the role of the confirmer? There is a lot of anxiety from nurses about being a confirmer, but the process is actually much less daunting when you go through it. There is excellent advice from the NMC to lead you through the process and instruct you step by step http://revalidation.nmc.org.uk/information-for-confirmers .
As a confirmer, we are checking that nurses have hit all the requirements necessary for revalidation, not that they are fit to practise.
Before you act as a confirmer check that you can do so. You must be a registered nurse or midwife, the revalidating nurse’s line manager or a regulated healthcare professional.
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